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High school student caught peddling ‘shabu’

A HIGH school student was arrested in an anti-narcotics operation afternoon of Nov. 6, 2018 in San Jose, Antique. Seventeen-year old Jojo (not his real name), a Grade 10 of Buhang National High School in Buhang, Hamtic town, was collared after selling a sachet of suspected shabu for P500. Jojo, who hails from Barangay Egaña, […] The post High school student caught peddling ‘shabu’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianNov 9th, 2018

Mendoza: Netflix series shows President’s drug war is necessary

  The deadly drug war waged by President Duterte is to be dramatized in the first Netflix series by award-winning director Brillante Mendoza, who says the internationally condemned crackdown is "necessary."   "Amo," which premieres on April 9, is about a high school student who starts selling "shabu" (crystal meth) and ends up tangled in a nightmarish world populated by violent kingpins and corrupt officials.   It is the latest up-close examination of the dark side of Philippine life from Cannes-honored Mendoza, a Duterte supporter who has filmed two government advertisements promoting the President's deadly campaign against illegal drugs.   "...Keep on reading: Mendoza: Netflix series shows President’s drug war is necessary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Couple nabbed for drug trafficking in Maguindanao

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines — Agents arrested late Wednesday a couple engaged in large-scale peddling of shabu to high school students in Parang town in Maguind.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2017

Lost Disney film showing Mickey Mouse’s predecessor found in Japan

TOKYO: When Yasushi Watanabe bought a cartoon film decades ago as a high school student in the Japanese city of Osaka, he had no idea he was purchasing animation history….READ The post Lost Disney film showing Mickey Mouse’s predecessor found in Japan appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News11 hr. 32 min. ago

PLA to recruit 40 female pilots

GUANGZHOU — The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force will recruit 40 female student pilots nationwide in 2019, according to its recruitment bureau. The nationwide recruitment, the 12th of its kind, will be open to high school graduates aged between 17 and 20, said Fang Chuanhong, deputy head of the bureau. In the past three […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

UPCAT 2018: ‘A test for the best of the best’

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail inq.tobeyou@gmail.com Last Oct. 27 and 28, a record number of 167,000 student applicants took the UPCAT (University of the Philippines College Admission Test) on UP campuses and select private and public schools nationwide. Notorious for its low passing rate and intense competition for slots, the UPCAT left a lasting impression on many senior high school students. "It was just amazing to see the number of people you were competing with to get a slot in this prestigious university. I knew from the start how much effort I needed to pass but it motivated me even more when I actually stepped inside my testing center a...Keep on reading: UPCAT 2018: ‘A test for the best of the best’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Eight new stars who have risen in UAAP Season 81

It all begins here. That has been the UAAP theme this year and the names you will see on this list have been embracing their new beginnings and are delivering with promise despite all the pressure. The UAAP’s 81st season has been wild right off the bat with teams pulling wins out of nowhere, impressive individual performances, and lit on-court actions, which everyone has caught live on ABS-CBN S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, and LIGA HD every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. However, eight names have already shown why they are head and shoulders above everybody else in the season. Let’s take a look at the idols of future ballers and coaches here: 1.) Ange Kouame, Ateneo De Manila University The Ivorian big man is having a great debut with the defending champs in Season 81 and has been announcing his arrival to the league big game after big game, punctuated by his 33-point 27-rebound performance against potential Final Four contender, the FEU Tamaraws. While Thirdy Ravena continues to be the Blue Eagles’ leader on the floor, Kouame is slowly turning himself into a problem on a nightly basis. He’s constantly improving and learning about the college game thanks in part to fellow Ateneo big, who saw his play blossom last year, in Isaac Go.   2.) Sean Manganti, Adamson University Jerrick Ahanmisi is the Falcons’ leading scorer and main attraction. But let it not distract you from the fact that Sean Manganti has improved vastly to be the actual barometer of the team as it continues its stellar season. To prove a point, Manganti has also hit big shots for the Falcons including that game-winning dagger against the UP Fighting Maroons. Part of the reason for his impressive season so far is due to his training with former UAAP MVP Kiefer Ravena, who has been teaching him all the tricks in his bag.   3.) Justine Baltazar, La Salle  Justine Baltazar was a diamond in the rough coming to the Green Archers’ side of the fence after a stellar UAAP Juniors showing for National University. This season, without Ben Mbala up front, people are shocked by the massive improvement of Balti’s game as he has been the Green Archers’ consistent pillar of strength next to Aljun Melecio and Leonard Santillan. Balti is yet to have a bad game this season except when he had to contend with Ateneo’s hulking Ange Kouame, who is way heavier than the lanky center.   4.) Hubert Cani, Far Eastern University What a journey it has been for the former UAAP Juniors Finals MVP Hubert Cani, who went to Ateneo for two years before transferring to FEU and debuting last year. The 5’11” point guard has trimmed down immensely in preparation for Season 81 and it has clearly shown that his deadly Juniors form is back in harness. While FEU has been see-sawing lately in the standings, Cani has been the constant as much as teams prepare to stop FEU’s top scorer Arvin Tolentino.   5.) Juan Gomez De Liano, University of the Philippines Juan’s sophomore year has been anything but a disappointment. The UAAP Season 80 Rookie of the Year recently stopped the UAAP triple double drought when he posted a 15-point, 12-rebound, 12-assist line against the UE Red Warriors last Sunday (October 21). With team captain Paul Desiderio struggling in the start of the season, the former UAAP Juniors MVP stepped up to the plate and show improvement across the board and has become a huge headache for opposing teams alongside prized recruit Bright Akhuetie everytime he steps on the court.    6.) CJ Cansino, University of Sto. Tomas The Growling Tigers rookie is living up to lofty expectations heaped on his shoulders as a UAAP Juniors MVP coming out of the UST Tiger Cubs program. Cansino is already displaying a grown man’s game despite being at the collegiate level. His basketball IQ is off the charts while maximizing the most of his physical tools at hand along with the system new Head Coach Aldin Ayo has put in place. With the keys in his hand, Cansino has responded and what a way for a rookie to, already having an 18-point, 18-rebound game and constantly hovering around a triple-double.   7.) Dave Ildefonso, National University The younger Demolition Brother has been a treat to watch. Along with Cansino, they are both starring for their teams as rookies, leading the way, and leaving fans with jaws on the floor because of the level of talent they are displaying. He has shown great scoring instincts and has been at the forefront of the Bulldogs’ rebuild. 8.) Joe Silva, University of the East We’re giving the last and final spot in the list to UE’s neophyte coach, who’s the driving force behind the rebuilding Red Warriors. Coach Joe maybe younger in terms of age and experience compared to his UAAP counterparts, but he is definitely no pushover with two UAAP Juniors championship under his belt with the Ateneo High School Blue Eaglets. So far, he is off to a good start in building a winning culture in the current UE Red Warriors lineup. This is evident in how feisty his team fights game in and game out despite the talent gap they face. These eight guys are not the only impressive names we should all watch out for as you never know who will suddenly come out of the woodwork and starts pumping impressive game after impressive game. Get to see these stars in action every UAAP Season 81 game day during Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays on ABS-CBN S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, and LIGA HD starting at 2 pm. For more sports news, follow ABS-CBN Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit sports.abs-cbn.com. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

How teen feminism is changing school uniforms in South Korea

SEOUL --- When Jeong Ji-eun was in her high school, in the early 2000s, one of her close friends pierced her tongue. The friend, who had hated having to wear her school uniform all the time -- she especially found the stiff fabric of her blouse unbearable --, wore a red-color tongue ring, which almost looked like a candy in her mouth. "That's what I first thought, too -- that she was having her candy," Jeong, now a 32-year-old professional in Seoul, told The Korea Herald. "Until it was caught by our teacher during a class."   Immediately after noticing what looked like a candy in her friends' mouth, the teacher came up to her, and slapped her face. "Spit it out," the teacher s...Keep on reading: How teen feminism is changing school uniforms in South Korea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Knicks overwhelm Young, Hawks 126-107 in Fizdale s debut

By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 31 points, sparking the Knicks during their franchise-record, 49-point second quarter, and New York beat the Atlanta Hawks 126-107 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) in their first game under coach David Fizdale. Hardaway had 16 points in the period, when the Knicks matched the Hawks' point total for the entire first half. New York led 72-49 at the break. Trae Young finished with 14 points, six rebounds and five assists, shooting 5-for-14 in his NBA debut. Taurean Prince scored 21 points for the Hawks, who were overwhelmed in their first game under Lloyd Pierce. Four other Knicks scored at least 15 points, while rookie Kevin Knox finished with 10 and was just 4-for-16. Hardaway and the Knicks started slowly, as he had missed his first four shots and the Knicks started 0-for-9 when they took a timeout trailing 10-2. During that break, George Holmes of Northport, New York, nailed a halfcourt shot to win $10,000, and suddenly the New Yorkers couldn't miss. Frank Ntilikina made a three-pointer out of the timeout to get the Knicks started on a 12-0 run and then they really took off in the second quarter. That was especially true of Hardaway, who made his next eight shots against his former team. He fell seven points shy of Patrick Ewing's franchise record for opening night, and perhaps could have gotten closer if he needed to play more of the fourth quarter. Young, the No. 5 pick in the draft and the first player to lead the nation in scoring and assists in the same season as a freshman at Oklahoma, said he felt butterflies Wednesday. He recalled that he shot airballs on his first shot in high school, college and Summer League, saying he wanted to avoid that again. He did, knocking down his first shot as a pro, a runner in the lane late in the first quarter. But he missed his other six shots in the first half and the Hawks were outscored by 19 points in his 17 minutes before halftime. TIP-INS Hawks: Pierce congratulated Hawks radio play-by-play voice Steve Holman for working his 2,500th game, counting playoffs, Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Holman started his career with the team in March 1989. ... Atlanta plays its first three games on the road before facing Dallas in its home opener next Wednesday (next Thursday, PHL time). Knicks: The Knicks' record for any quarter is 53 points in the fourth quarter against Seattle on Dec. 26, 1967. ... Courtney Lee didn't play after sitting out nearly all of the preseason with a strained neck. Fizdale indicated the veteran guard wouldn't play the first few games, saying that Lee was "totally on board with how I'm approaching it and we'll see how it goes." ... The Knicks opened at home for the first time since the 2014-15 season. ... OPENING-NIGHT OLD-TIMER Vince Carter began his 21st season by starting at forward and scoring 12 points. Pierce said the Hawks' research Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) found that only Robert Parish was an older opening-night NBA starter than the 41-year-old Carter. He stands out so much on a young Atlanta team that the Hawks' average NBA experience drops from 3.65 years to 2.63 if Carter is excluded. FRIENDS AND FOES Fizdale and Pierce played against each other in college, when Fizdale was a senior at San Diego during Pierce's freshman season for West Coast Conference rival Santa Clara. "Lloyd caught a lob on my head from Steve Nash once," Fizdale recalled. "I still haven't forgave him for that but we've been friends a long time and this is obviously for both of us a big moment." UP NEXT Hawks: Visit Memphis on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Knicks: Visit Brooklyn on Friday (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

San Juan HS tops DTI Pampanga poster-making tilt anew

Grade 11 student Mark Jerome Vidal of San Juan High School successfully defends title in the Consumer Welfare Month Provincial On-the-Spot Poster Making contest of Department of Trade and Industry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

San Juan HS tops DTI Pampanga poster-making tilt anew

Grade 11 student Mark Jerome Vidal of San Juan High School successfully defends title in the Consumer Welfare Month Provincial On-the-Spot Poster Making contest of Department of Trade and Industry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Teen slain in daily Caloocan killings

An 18-year-old high school student, whose only record was breaking curfew last month, was shot dead Friday night in the latest of daily shootings in Caloocan City by motorcycle-riding assailants......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

UAAP: Juan GDL calls out kuya Javi for corny alley-oop

In the third quarter of the University of the Philippines matchup with National University last Sunday, Javi Gomez de Liano showed that he was much more than a sweet-shooting forward. Caught at the wrong end of a fastbreak, Javi GDL stood his ground before perfectly timing a block on a layup attempt by Reggie Morido. After completing a defensive stop all by his lonesome, the third-year Fighting Maroon, softspoken as he is, let out some emotion. Nah, says Javi Gomez de Liano 😤 #UAAPSeason81 pic.twitter.com/JgtZQtzZQ5 — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) Oktubre 7, 2018 Asked about it post-game, he answered, “I just wanted to hype up the crowd. Yun lang.” Hype up the crowd, he did – so much so that, after the block, younger brother Juan came right at him for a GDL celebration. Juan GDL, who has a few highlight blocks of his own, said he was no longer surprised that his kuya did that. “That’s what he does kahit nung high school – he blocks shots, he gets rebounds. You guys shouldn’t be surprised,” he said. What the Season 80 Rookie of the Year didn’t appreciate, however, was how Javi GDL didn’t put an exclamation point on the alley-oop they connected on in the first quarter. “Yung alley-oop? Ang pangit, ni-layup (niya) kahit he was all alone,” he said while laughing. He then continued, “Weak finish, parang, binaby yung shot. Ang corny. Walang thrill.” Juan to Javi GDL brotherly connection 😏 #UAAPSeason81 pic.twitter.com/qrvK0u9UwA — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) Oktubre 7, 2018 Of course, Juan GDL was just kidding and ribbing his kuya. Turning serious, he said that, as always, he was proud of Javi GDL – though, the former also said that the latter’s breakout game could have been way better. As he put it, “I’m happy that this is his breakout game, but he could have done way better. He also missed free throws and was letting his man get rebounds.” He then continued, “Javi could have easily had a double-double. He could do better.” Know what, Juan? Kuya Javi shares the same sentiments. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Talking to your children about menstruation shouldn’t be that big a deal

I was 12 when I first got my period. Because I studied at a science high school far away from home, I stayed in a dorm with several other girls. I don't think I told my mom when I first discovered about it. It was my best friend who gave me my first sanitary napkin; who taught me how to use it. We didn't have easy access to Internet then so the rest of the week, I was left wondering whether there was anything wrong with me. "Is this normal?" I caught myself asking whenever I had to see the curious fluid on my napkin. I thought blood was supposed to look like the rich, red liquid I see whenever I accidentally get hurt. Before that, I remember I spent a vacation at my relatives'...Keep on reading: Talking to your children about menstruation shouldn’t be that big a deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Filipino student from British School Manila tops World Mathematics Championships

After five days of intense competition against the best mathematicians in his age group, 17-year old Filipino high school student Julian Yu won the top prize in the recently concluded World Mathematics Championships in Australia. The competition, held at Trinity College, University of Melbourne, involved new challenges including debating, data mining and proof rounds. Yu---who represented the Philippines and his school, British School Manila (BSM)---was previously a finalist in the Philippine National Olympiad, and crowned Senior Individual Champion at the South East Asia Mathematics Competition (SEAMC). The SEAMC is the top international school competition in the region, where BS...Keep on reading: Filipino student from British School Manila tops World Mathematics Championships.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

BATANG PINOY NATIONAL FINALS: W. Visayas athletes continue medal haul

STUDENT-athletes from Western Visayas continue to harvest medals in the 2018 Batang Pinoy National Finals in Baguio City, Sept. 19. Represented by Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS), the team won two gold medals in the athletics division, courtesy of Antonette Jay Aguillon, Ara Rahbea Delotavo, Stephany Rey Malate, and Aubrey Mercado in the 4x100m […] The post BATANG PINOY NATIONAL FINALS: W. Visayas athletes continue medal haul appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Boy, 15, shot dead in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/ 12 September) – A 15-year old high school student in Matalam town in North Cotabato was shot dead by a still unidentified gunman, around 11:45 am Tuesday, police said. Killed was MJ Mayo Balbalusa, Grade-9 student at the Malamote National High School and a resident of Purok-4, Barangay Lower Malamote, Matalam. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Here s why Chris Webber should be in the Hall of Fame

By David Aldridge, TNT Analyst C-Webb needs to be in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. My Turner colleague Chris Webber has always brought out polarizing opinions -- first as a player, and now as a broadcaster. And I’m not objective when it comes to him, either. I love the guy. He’s a true student of the game, not afraid to speak his mind on and off the court, and is someone whose love for the game knows no equal. It’s just a matter of time before he gets his chance to run a team, either in the front office or as a part-owner. But it will and should happen. And, after his impactful career as a player, he should be enshrined in Springfield. Everyone’s criteria for the Hall is different. To me, getting in the Hall as a player requires a yes answer to two questions: 1) were you among the very best at your position for a substantial period of time during your career, and 2) did your presence and/or play change the game in a meaningful way while you played? (This is why a guy like Sixers guard Andrew Toney, in my view, is HOF-worthy, even though “The Boston Strangler” played from 1980-88 and was limited significantly by injury in two of those seasons.) Webber is a “yes” to both of those questions. In the NBA, Webber was a five-time All-Star, four times with the Kings, and was Rookie of the Year in 1993. He was first- or second-team All NBA four times. His career PER of 20.9 is the highest of any non-retired and Hall of Fame eligible player that isn’t currently in the Hall. (Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett each have higher PERs than Webber, and each is an obvious HOF lock, but they aren’t Hall of Fame eligible until 2020.) Webber’s career PER is better than those of Hall of Famers including Allen Iverson, Bob McAdoo, Ed McCauley, George McGinnis, Billy Cunningham, Steve Nash, David Thompson, Connie Hawkins, Alex English, Walt Bellamy, Cliff Hagan and many others. Yet in his fifth year of eligibility, Webber was again passed over by the Hall of Fame voters this year. That needs to change. His impact on the game, from high school to being a member of the “Fab Five” at Michigan in college and during his 15 NBA seasons, is undeniable. The Hall encompasses all of a person’s basketball achievements, and Webber’s career is Hall-worthy. At Country Day High School in Michigan, he led his team to three state championships, averaging 29 points and 13 rebounds per game his senior season, when he was a consensus national player of the year. He then decided to cap an incredible recruiting class, which had three of the top 10 players in the country, among a group of freshmen that came to be known as “The Fab Five.” (Also on that Michigan team was a junior guard who averaged 2.9 points per game, who had no future as pro player, but who carved out a place for himself nonetheless in the NBA -- Rob Pelinka, who became a high-powered agent representing the likes of Kobe Bryant before becoming the Lakers’ General Manager in 2017.) “The Fab Five”, like it or not -- and, I liked it very much -- changed basketball forever. And Webber was the lynchpin of those Michigan teams that reached consecutive NCAA championship games in 1992 and ‘93. Across the board, the Fab Five had long-lasting impact. Aesthetically, they were vanguards, wearing long, loooong shorts that became all the rage throughout basketball.  And while trash talking has been at the heart of hoops for generations, Michigan raised it to a team-wide art form. It drove traditionalists crazy, while kids watching at home loved it. They were the accelerant to the “one-and-done” era, even though none of them left Michigan after their freshman season. But seeing five freshmen start games and play the lion’s share of minutes rippled throughout the college game. Going forward, teams didn’t just recruit blue-chippers, they put them on the floor immediately. What John Calipari does annually at Kentucky now is but the logical conclusion to what Michigan started, and every Power 5 team in college basketball has had to follow suit or get left behind. Of course, “The Fab Five” era wound up being star-crossed. I’m well aware of the penalties assessed to the Michigan program because of the money that Ed Martin gave to players, including Webber. The university vacated the ‘92-93 season, including all of its NCAA Tournament games that year, and took down the banners commemorating “The Fab Five” and their two Final Four runs. (Michigan also vacated all of its games from 1995-96 because of Martin’s associations with other players on teams during those seasons, and its ‘93, ‘96 and ‘98 NCAA Tournament appearances, as well as its ‘97 NIT title and ‘98 Big 10 Tournament championship.) It’s obvious to me that if not for his involvement with Martin, Webber would have been on the 2000 U.S. Olympic team, which won the gold medal in Australia, as well -- another potential feather in his cap that would bolster his Hall of Fame credentials. I will say, as delicately as I can, that there are coaches and players in the Hall that have been accused of doing some of the very things that got Michigan and Webber in so much trouble. That, in and of itself, should not be disqualifying. Webber’s NBA career also did not include a championship. But he was just as impactful on the pro game. Beginning in Golden State and Washington, C-Webb was a category all his own -- a big man with catcher’s mitts for hands who could pulverize in transition, yet was also an incredibly deft passer, both from the post or out front. As a rookie, Webber elevated Golden State from a 34-48 record in 1992-93 to 50-32 the next season. Traded to Washington after that one season with the Warriors, having conflicted mightily with Coach Don Nelson, Webber helped get the then-Bullets to the postseason for the first time in nine years. Once there, the Bullets went toe-to-toe with the defending-champion Bulls in a tough, three-game first-round series in ’97. But it wasn’t until Webber was sent to what was then the equivalent of Siberia in the NBA -- Sacramento -- that his game reached full flower. Playing with another excellent passing big man in Vlade Divac, and a flashy savant of a point guard in Jason Williams, Webber and the Kings were the vanguard of the modern NBA game, coming to fruition years before the Suns’ Seven Seconds or Less attack led by one of last week’s Hall of Fame inductees, Steve Nash. The Kings moved the ball with flair and purpose. The Warriors have changed the game forever by stretching the floor to the breaking point for opposing defenses with their 3-point proficiency, but even they didn’t have what Sacramento possessed -- two bigs who could initiate and finish from anywhere inside the 3-point line. No one could do what the Kings could do, and with Webber, Sacramento changed almost overnight from perennial joke to perennial championship contender. The Kings made the playoffs six straight seasons, reaching the Western Conference finals in 2002 before losing in controversial fashion to the Lakers in seven games. Webber’s knee injury during the Kings’ semifinal playoff series with Dallas in 2003 marked the beginning of the end for him and the Kings. If he hadn’t gotten hurt, Sacramento probably would have beaten the Mavericks and played San Antonio in the West finals. And while San Antonio would have been favored in that series, the Kings would have had a chance, with the winner facing the Nets in The Finals that year. And a championship would also have made C-Webb’s pro career look much different. But, that didn’t happen. It doesn’t matter, though. Webb’s career stands on its own merits. At all levels, he has had impact and changed the game, and he deserves to have his moment in the sun in Springfield. Sometimes it takes players of merit a little longer, for various reasons -- think Spencer Haywood, or, this year, Mo Cheeks. Chris Webber is a Hall of Famer, and it isn’t a close call. Longtime NBA reporter, columnist and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer David Aldridge is an analyst for TNT. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

UAAP: Defending champ Ateneo doesn t care about all your expectations

HOW’D THEY DO LAST SEASON? 13-1 after eliminations, 1-1 in Final Four, 2-1 in Finals, champion YES, THEY’RE STILL HERE: Anton Asistio, Isaac Go, Gian Mamuyac, Matt Nieto, Mike Nieto, Thirdy Ravena WELCOME TO THE FAMILY: SJ Belangel, Matthew Daves, Angelo Kouame, William Navarro, Adrian Wong (returning) GOOD LUCK ON FUTURE ENDEAVORS: Chibueze Ikeh, Vince Tolentino WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT FROM ATENEO? As it should be, defending champion Ateneo de Manila University is the favorite to repeat. “We recognize the quality of the opposition. Anytime you have a successful season, you not only have to fight your own complacency, but you also have to fight the elevated determination that kind of season creates on your opponents.” – head coach Tab Baldwin While the Blue Eagles’ championship team lost big man Chibueze Ikeh and glue guy Vince Tolentino, they are installing in their places 6-foot-10 Ivorian tower Angelo Kouame, Filipino-Canadian high-flyer Matthew Daves, and former San Beda University sweet-shooter William Navarro And oh, they now also have SJ Belangel of UAAP Juniors champion Ateneo high as well as returning swingman Adrian Wong. Safe to say, the defending champions only got better – and that much was evident in their strong showing in the 2018 William Jones Cup. “We try to make sure that we see each animal distinctly. The summer leagues, each of them was different, but there’s no doubt as to what we really exist for and that’s the UAAP. All of these things are in preparation for the UAAP.” – head coach Tab Baldwin Still, Ateneo is tuning out all the noise from all over and instead, as always, have decided to focus on themselves. “Expectations are irrelevant to us. We have our own expectations and we believe in ourselves. I don’t feel like I have anything to prove, but that doesn’t mean I would accept losing.” – head coach Tab Baldwin WHO IS/ARE THE PLAYER/S TO WATCH OUT FOR FROM ATENEO? Thirdy Ravena has been runner-up to MVP Ben Mbala for two seasons running. Now that Mbala is in Korea, it’s not that farfetched to see Ravena finally hoisting the trophy for top individual player. Matt Nieto and Isaac Go are also still here and even better than ever – especially after gaining valuable experience as Gilas cadets. All eyes are on Kouame who wowed in the Jones Cup as well as the Filoil Preseason. He is as raw as they come right now, but likewise has the potential to be the best foreign student-athlete the school has ever had. “Angelo has very little background in basketball and there are some complexities to our system, but he’s an intelligent kid. He’s very hungry and incredibly willing to do what’s asked of him. We believe in him and his future – both short-term and long-term. I think he has a big upside.” – head coach Tab Baldwin When it all comes down to it, however, Ateneo is still Ateneo and they don’t really have players to watch – just a team to watch. That means that what we can only expect is that there will be different top scorers, different top rebounders, and different top assist-men in each and every game. WHY SHOULD WE ROOT FOR ATENEO? Ateneo is the defending champion and the heavy favorite, but remains grounded on team play, selflessness, and brotherhood. That same balanced offense and disciplined defense is still here – and perhaps, even better than ever. “We just try to continue to grow. There’s so much to learn for these young players in the game of basketball and there’s so much development for them to achieve. We don’t get bored because tomorrow is another day to grow and improve.” – head coach Tab Baldwin And so the Blue Eagles are the team-to-beat for opponents, but also remain the team-to-love for fans. WHERE WOULD ATENEO BE AT THE END OF UAAP SEASON 81? Ateneo will be in the Finals once more – living up to its billing as favorite to repeat. A season sweep also isn’t out of the question, but even the Blue Eagles know that doing such thing is more difficult than winning the title or going back-to-back. WHEN IS ATENEO’S FIRST GAME IN UAAP SEASON 81? Ateneo’s first test in the tournament will be courtesy of another championship contender in Adamson University on September 9. Of course, It All Begins Here on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD, and livestream. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Another fizzy rom-com for Noah Centineo

Three weeks after the release of "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," 22-year-old rom-com sensation Noah Centineo is set to make hopeless romantics swoon again in "Sierra Burgess is a Loser," which begins streaming on Netflix today.   In director Ian Samuels' loose retelling of "Cyrano de Bergerac," Noah is cast as hunky high school quarterback Jamey, the object of straight-A student Sierra Burgess' (Shannon Purser of "Stranger Things") affection.   When cheerleader Veronica (Kristine Froseth) gives Sierra's number to Jamey as an act of spite, Sierra ends up becoming Jamey's text mate under false pretenses---he thinks she's Veronica!   Sierra isn't re...Keep on reading: Another fizzy rom-com for Noah Centineo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

4Ps exemplary child wants to become a teacher

By: Pilar S. Mabaquiao SAN JOSE, Antique – Grade 8 student Deryk Belonio of Barasanan National High School in Tobias Fornier, this year’s Pantawid Pamilya Exemplary Child in the province, aspires to become a teacher. “Sisikapin kong maging isang mabuting mag-aaral, may tiyaga at determinasyon na makatapos sa kolehiyo at maging isang mahusay na guro,” Belonio […] The post 4Ps exemplary child wants to become a teacher appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018